Medicinal breathwork has been the second cornerstone of my health routine for the past 10 years. (My first cornerstone was turning to plant medicine, herbalism, and tea.) I first tried it was when I was 15 years old. I would hang out in the woods reading Herman Hesse and Jack Kerouac and meditate using techniques taught by my Chinese teacher. But it wasn’t until I almost completely destroyed my health that I got serious about it. Funny how many of us find ourselves in that boat.
This breath will help you to ground yourself as well as help generally improve the movement of chi/energy throughout the whole body. It has a gentle but deep cleansing effect if used regularly.
Share this with a close friend, maybe even a co-worker.
Friends, can use conscious circular breathing to greatly enhance their relationship.
The following practice is particularly effective for good friends. This breath should last at least 15 minutes but can go on for longer, it depends on you and your buddy!
Gratitude, it is a word that is used often, and more often than not, it is used in a very negative way. It is often used to point out a failing, a failure to make someone else feel good about themselves and what they have just done. We do not hear the word being used in a more positive supportive way.
Gratitude is an act that comes from a feeling, a feeling of gratefulness for something, action or someone.
Simple, Effective, Easy. Want to try it yourself? Breathe. Now. This instant.
Push your stomach out as you take a slow deep breath and feel the energy enter your belly and chest. Pull it up into your shoulders and head. Sigh as you let it go.